Monday, January 7, 2013

Writing & Marketing Tweets from January 6, 2013

I am a huge DOWNTON ABBEY fan. As I watched the premiere of season 3 last night, I was reminded of why I enjoy writing historicals and time travels. The two seem to go together.

I started elementary school in Virginia. The Commonwealth informed my love and passion for history. I delighted in visits to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America; Yorktown, the last major battle of the Revolutionary War; and Colonial Williamsburg, the Revolutionary City. Now that I’m close to storyboarding THE SAPPHIRE BROOCH, Virginia comes into play once again. The story opens with the Battle of Cedar Creek in October, 1864.

There is something very compelling in the stories of the early settlers and their fight for independence. The history I learned in the classroom was reinforced by the living history experience offered at historical sites. As a child, I got to hear and touch and smell life in the seventeenth century.

The hands on approach to learning or activity based learning holds the key to better and more relevant education. It certainly worked for me now almost fifty-five plus years later. My passion for history has never waned, nor has writing. Is that a result of having to write a report after visiting sites as a child? Could be!

After watching DOWNTON ABBEY last night, wouldn’t you love to try on Mary’s clothes?


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again

  1. Notes from Tabor Lane: Writing & Marketing Tweets from January 5
  2. 5 Errors of Restriction
  3. Help with Character Development via @elizabethscraig
  4. How Do You Find Time to Write, Promote, Learn New Tech, and Still Have a Life via @JaneFriedman
  5. When Do You Need to Secure Permissions? via @JaneFriedman AND when do you not! Excellent info.
  6. Staying Safe On Facebook Clicking on a link when you don’t know where it leads can cause serious harm to your computer.
  7. 5 Ways To Use Social Media To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions
  8. Smashwords Year in Review 2012 - The Power in Publishing is Shifting to Authors
  9. Author Alert: If You Snooze … You Lose via @mybookshepherd
  10. 4 Songwriting Tips For Scoring Film and TV Placements: @usasong RT @elizabethscraig
  11. Are You Making These 7 Mistakes with Your About Page?
  12. The Beginner’s Guide to Blog Analytics
  13. How to Fascinate Others...and Why Authors Should Take Note You need something that makes you fascinating to others.
  14. Getting Readers Onboard Without Infodumping @Janice_Hardy RT @elizabethscraig
  15. Let Me Check the Numbers: Is it Possible to Have Too Many Twitter Followers? @Janice_Hardy
  16. Female leads and romances RT @Janice_Hardy "Creating a romance with universal appeal is a pretty tall order."
  17. What do Editors Mean by the 'Same, but Different?' Everyone’s heard of World War II but have you heard of women pilots?
I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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